What To Expect When You’re Arrested And Booked | San Francisco Bail Bond Store & Bail Bondsman

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Immediately after someone is arrested, they will be booked. This booking process is to document the person’s information to have on record, creating an official arrest record.

Here’s what happens:

  • The defendant’s personal information will be taken, such as name, date of birth, height, weight, etc.
  • The crime for which the suspect was arrested for will be taken.
  • The defendant will take a series of mug shots.
  • The defendant will relinquish clothes and small personal items they had to the police; they will not be thrown out, but instead stored then returned if and when the defendant posts bail.
  • Fingerprints will be taken.
  • The police will do a full body search, where the defendant will have to remove their clothes.
  • The police will search the databases for any outstanding warrants...